The State Department celebrated “International Pronouns Day” on Wednesday, saying it recognizes a variety of preferred pronouns, including “ze/zir/zirs.”
Today on International Pronouns Day, we share why many people list pronouns on their email and social media profiles. Read more here on @ShareAmerica: https://t.co/gWhoItvGvo.
— Department of State (@StateDept) October 20, 2021
“These pronouns include the gender-neutral they/them/theirs—words that traditionally refer to a plural number but that today are used by some individuals who identify as gender nonbinary or who prefer not to share gender information,” the department said in a blog post.
“Other pronouns include the feminine she/her/hers and the masculine he/him/his,” it added. “Some people are pioneering gender-neutral pronouns such as ze/zir/zirs.”
The department also claimed that diverse use of pronouns was becoming more popular in the U.S., and it reminded readers that President Joe Biden signed an executive order aimed to “prevent and combat discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation.”
Officials also touted the White House’s recent decision to include the prefix “Mx” on its contact forms, and announced the State Department will soon “include an option for nonbinary intersex and gender-noncomforming people” on U.S. passports.
Conservatives called out the State Department for drawing attention to radical transgenderism instead of the number of foreign policy crises that the Biden administration is supposed to be overseeing.
We have trapped missionaries in Haiti, but the State Department would like you to know the very important fact that yesterday was “International Pronouns Day”—a completely made-up, Orwellian holiday in their Potemkin Village of a universe. https://t.co/FAXzVA3Wfw
— Andrew T. Walker (@andrewtwalk) October 21, 2021
China: Launches nuclear-capable hypersonic missile.
— Kristina Wong ?? (@kristina_wong) October 21, 2021
This is what they were likely focused on while leaving Americans behind to fend for themselves against terrorists in Afghanistan.
Screw They/Them. https://t.co/aUNN3zd71L
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 21, 2021